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Breaker's Row Playwright and novelist Frank Strausser sold a Palm Beach home for $18 million to a trust linked to a real estate firm. Records show Frank Strausser and his wife, Doris Lee Emrick Strausser, sold the house …Read More


Breaker's Row Frank Strausser, a novelist and playwright, and his wife, Doris Lee Emrick Strausser, sold their Palm Beach mansion for $18 million. The 5,152-square-foot home, at 365 N. County Road, was…Read More


Breaker's Row Palm Beach homes: First-quarter real estate reports detail lackluster sales
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on April 18, 2019

You might call it The Quarter Almost Every Real Estate Broker in Palm Beach Wants to Forget. Or so would seem to be the consensus of several new reports documenting lackluster sales during the first quarter of the year.…Read More


Breaker's Row New Palm Beach spec house on Everglades Island brings $15.48 million
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on February 4, 2019

A longtime homebuilder in Palm Beach has sold two houses it developed on speculation on Everglades Island within the past five months, a deed recorded Monday shows. …Read More


Breaker's Row Big re-do OK’d for ‘Nixon-slept-here’ house facing ocean in Palm Beach
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on August 1, 2017

Palm Beach homeowner William M. Rickman Jr. finally has won approval to overhaul a dated oceanfront house that has a distinctive feature — a guest wing used by the late President Richard Nixon on his visits to the island. …Read More


North End house with beach access has European feel
Written by Christine Davis on January 16, 2017

When she was house hunting in 2003, Diana Abouzeid thought all she and her late husband, George, needed in Palm Beach was a cozy getaway. After all, the couple already had an 8,000-square-foot family home at the Palm Beach Polo Club in Wellington when they began… …Read More


Breaker's Row Deal for 2 N. Breakers Row unit appears to be a transfer
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on December 17, 2016

Deed-watchers may have noticed a $6.798 million transaction involving Unit N-42 and its cabana at 2 N. Breakers Row recorded Dec. 2 at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. But the deal appears to be an internal transfer rather than a so-called “arm’s-length” sale. …Read More


Nixon WingHouse with “Nixon wing” for late president brings $13 million
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on June 8, 2016

A North End oceanfront house where the late President Richard Nixon had his own guest wing to use on visits to Palm Beach has changed hands for about $13 million, according to a deed recorded at the Palm Beach County Clerk’s office. …Read More


Palm Beach Home11 of the Most Luxurious Palm Beach Homes on the Market
By Coleen Egan (text) and Redfin (photography) on January 4, 2016

Society architect John Volk designed this six-bedroom, ten-bath Georgian-style estate in 1935, which has been recognized as an example of a high-quality renovation of landmarked property. On the market for $28.9 million, it includes a gated beach house.…Read More


Palm BeachBeach House Sold for $5.7 million to be Leased
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on August 12, 2015

Here’s a heads-up for anyone planning to lease a house for the upcoming season in Palm Beach: Better get a move on, if you haven’t already inked a contract.…Read More


1285 North OceanBiotech Exec Sells Palm Beach Home for $5.7M
Written by Katherine Kallergis on August 10, 2015

A biotechnology entrepreneur and venture capitalist has sold his Palm Beach home, county records show. Sheridan Snyder, founder and CEO of West Palm Beach-based Biocatalyst International, sold the 4,160-square-foot residence for $5.73 million on July 9. An LLC tied to Rockville, Maryland-based William Rickman Construction was the buyer, according to Palm Beach County record …Read More


Breaker's Row Beyond the Hedges: North End Mediterranean fetches $4.2M
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on February 20, 2015

It took a while, but Paul and Emeline Sprayregen’s house at 157 Everglade Ave. on the near North End has found new owners.
Wall Street lawyer James J. Clark and his wife, Katherine, of Greenwich, Conn. paid a recorded $4.2 million for the renovated six-bedroom house built in 1928 on the street’s ocean block …Read More


Renovated 1953 house sells for $9.6 million
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on January 31, 2015

A Palm Beach Regency-style house designed in 1953, which has undergone two renovations since 2004, changed hands last week in the Estate Section for a recorded $9.64 million. …Read More


Bermuda-style North End house updated — and ‘very convenient’
Written by Christine Davis on July 10, 2014

Ed and Linda Phelps of McLean, Va., had vacationed on and off in Palm Beach before they decided to buy property here — a mid-century home at 217 Via Linda, to be exact.…Read More


Palm Beach HomeCash is king as real estate recovers
Written by Scott Simmons on April 24, 2014

Deed-watchers may have noticed a $6.798 million transaction involving Unit N-42 and its cabana at 2 N. Breakers Row recorded Dec. 2 at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. But the deal appears to be an internal transfer rather than a so-called “arm’s-length” sale. …Read More


On the Market: ‘I wanted barefoot elegance’
Written by Christine Davis on June 6, 2013

Weary of spending their vacations island-hopping in the Caribbean, Montreal residents Rocke and Dorothy Ransen decided to park themselves on an island of a different sort when they bought an oceanfront penthouse in the Palm Beach Hampton a dozen years ago.…Read More


Couple who sold Howard Stern their house pays recorded $11.95M for apartment.
Written by Darrell Hofheinz on May 26, 2013

Martin and Diane Trust, who earlier this month sold their beachfront estate for $52 million to radio shock jock Howard Stern, have bought a condominium and cabana at Two North Breakers Row for $11.95 million — a record-setting price for an oceanfront apartment in Palm Beach and one of the two most-expensive condos ever sold here, according to property records. …Read More